Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Poster presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on mental illness in literature and a case study of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Creation Date: April 15, 2010
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Dyer, Darby

University of North Texas

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Scroggins, Daryl

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

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  • Creation: April 15, 2010
Description:

Poster presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on mental illness in literature and a case study of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Department: English
Department: Honors College
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Abstract: I am researching mental illness in literature, with a focus on Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and would like to uncover any connections the authors had with mental illnesses and disorders. Did the author personally suffer from a mental illness, have a close friend or family member diagnosed with such a disorder, or did the idea of it merely intrigue the author so that she included it in her work? In order to discover any associations the authors had to their mentally diagnosed characters, I must research the mental health of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Both women committed suicide and I believe their writing of women in similar situations might have been a cry for help. I must also research the time period of each author and whether or not social status disparities could have been a factor in their deteriorating mental health.

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1 p.

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Keyword(s): mental illnesses | literature | authors | mental health
Source: Seventh Annual University Scholars Day, 2010, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
Relation (Is Version Of): Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, ark:/67531/metadc94268
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